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Simple ways to get a job in Ghana

The search for work is high, as each year, a sea of high school  and university graduates flood the job market.

The hard truth is that having a degree  or specialized training is no guarantee  that one can find work in his/her chosen career.

Therefore, it has become  quite  common for many people to change  career entirely or change jobs several times in order to survive.

  • What can you do while in school to prepare for the world of work?
  • If you find yourself  unemployed after school or specialized training, what can you do to survive?
  • How can workers prepare now for sudden  unemployment?

1. Get links

At  every point in our life we need links. That’s why we don’t have to destroy  our relationship with people. Apart from our family and friends we contact  often, there comes times we need old school mates, old contacts and acquaintances to link us up.

For most times, our kindness or other beautiful  qualities may attract us to strangers who may be of help.

2. Ask around

In some places, many jobs aren’t  advertised. So, contact companies  that may need your skills even if they have not advertised. Keep trying  until fortune smiles at you. Never be shy to tell people about  your search for a job. By telling  them, they may help you get one.

3. Be observant

Ask questions about buildings and other ongoing  projects  in your locality. Read notices. Follow  job seeking links  on the internet, beware of fraudsters.

4. Be open-minded

Being  adaptable can help lift us from the pit of unemployment. How? Most job seekers  have their ideal jobs in mind. Once they don’t get it, they keep waiting. Sometimes,  the job that comes our way may even be different from the skills we have acquired. Do we let it go? Not at all. We take every decent opportunity that comes our way to learn more skills that may be helpful  to us in the future.

5. Be realistic

In time, you may get  a job that you like. In the meantime,  don’t  look down  on any job. Ask to perform  services for others. Such service rendering  may even be the key you need to open the door to the opportunities you have always dreamed of.

6. Work for yourself

This series has been  advocating for skill acquisition and talent development.    Having practical skills  can help one set  up a business with or without  capital, and you can be your own boss. Why not try and learn a skill? Will you  harness a talent  or hobby and make money out of it? Do it soon!

We’ll be happy to  hear  your  comments. Send us  stories about your business  journey let’s  share with others.

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